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Fallen Bicyclist Remembered With Unique Memorial

KSAL Staff - June 4, 2013 4:53 pm

As an investigation continues into a fatal hit and run bicycle accident, friends of the victim remember her with a special memorial.

A memorial, also known as a ghost bike, was placed at the site shortly after the accident. Ghost bikes are traditionally placed where a fellow cyclist has lost their life.

As an investigation continues into a fatal hit and run bicycle accident, friends of the victim remember her with a special memorial.

Early Friday morning 49-year-old Gail Kline was hit from behind as she was riding a bicycle on West Crawford Street west of Salina. The driver who hit her then left the scene. Deputies arrested 62-year-old Lewis Grider of Salina late Friday evening in connection with the crime. Investigators are still looking for two more drivers who were in the area.

A male driver of a white sports utility vehicle who may have stopped to help the driver of a white full sized van after the accident, between the hours of 8:20-8:45 in the morning.

The Sheriff’s Office also wants to speak with a female driver of a gray sports utility vehicle who was “waived through” the bicycle accident scene by civilians at approximately the same time.

Neither is a suspect in any crime or accident. The Sheriff’s Office simply wishes to speak with the drivers as they may have information helpful in the investigation.

A memorial, also known as a ghost bike, has been placed at the site of the accident. Ghost bikes are traditionally placed where a fellow cyclist has lost their life. It serves as a memorial and also a fitting reminder to respect human life out on the road way.

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